The Super Passive/Aggressive People Need To Stop

4 min readApr 10, 2022
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I recently was in a McDonald’s drive-through. All of a sudden, the 75-year-old lady behind me, waving her $5 around yelled “Oh my God, what is taking so long??!!”

I looked at the rearview mirror in disbelief. This McDonald’s is known to be slow. And everywhere is understaffed. Where has this lady been for the past 2 years?

I wrote recently about “America The Rude”, how Americans are increasingly becoming unglued and unhinged.

This lady was clearly aggressive. Midwesterners are known for being nice. But also passive-aggressive.

The cousin to rudeness is passive/aggressive behavior. I have been dealing with passive/aggressive relatives for over 20 years. It is exhausting.

The official definition:

Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them. There’s a disconnect between what a person who exhibits passive-aggressive behavior says and what he or she does.

Being passive/aggressive is an easy way for people to express their anger, without “getting in trouble”.




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